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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 56%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 59%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 35%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 31%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 53%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 42%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 73%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 9%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 24%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 45%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 23%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 45%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 63%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 59%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 41%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 68%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 67%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 68%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 80%
Neil Abercrombie 41%
Gary Ackerman 24%
John Adler 55%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Jason Altmire 53%
Rob Andrews 24%
Michael Arcuri 53%
Steve Austria 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Michele Bachmann 75%
Spencer Bachus 68%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 72%
Brian Baird 39%
J. Gresham Barrett 63%
John Barrow 57%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 61%
Melissa Bean 51%
Mark Begich 0%
Bob Bennett 84%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 35%
Judy Biggert 60%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 31%
John Boehner 75%
Kit Bond 69%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 44%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 75%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 62%
Paul Broun 68%
Corrine Brown 30%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 67%
Jim Bunning 84%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 68%
John Campbell III 63%
Eric Cantor 75%
Joseph Cao 61%
Lois Capps 0%
Dennis Cardoza 47%
Russ Carnahan 31%
Christopher Carney 50%
Mike Castle 58%
Jason Chaffetz 75%
Saxby Chambliss 80%
Ben Chandler III 44%
Travis Childers 59%
Howard Coble 68%
Thomas Coburn 84%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 48%
Ander Crenshaw 68%
Kathy Dahlkemper 52%
Artur Davis 57%
Geoff Davis 68%
Lincoln Davis 55%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 84%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 24%
John Dingell 39%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 45%
David Dreier 75%
Steve Driehaus 24%
Donna Edwards 17%
Chet Edwards 38%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
John Ensign 84%
Bob Etheridge 24%
Sam Farr 17%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 13%
Russ Feingold 56%
Bob Filner 17%
John Fleming, Jr. 75%
Randy Forbes 75%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Scott Garrett 68%
Jim Gerlach 68%
Gabrielle Giffords 48%
Phil Gingrey 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 9%
Bart Gordon 48%
Alan Grayson 35%
Judd Gregg 59%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 59%
Kay Hagan 0%
John Hall 50%
Ralph Hall 75%
Debbie Halvorson 53%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 13%
Doc Hastings 63%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 53%
Baron Hill 35%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 30%
Paul Hodes 44%
Pete Hoekstra 74%
Thomas Holden 51%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 17%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 63%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 9%
Mike Johanns 79%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 39%
Ted Kaufman 0%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 24%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 31%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 75%
Mark Kirk 61%
Ann Kirkpatrick 59%
Larry Kissell 48%
Ron Klein 44%
John Kline 75%
Herb Kohl 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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